Department of Applied Optics & Photonics




 

Contact


92, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road, Kolkata - 700 009, India
Phone : 033 2350 8386 / 033 2350 6387 / 033 2351 9755 Extn. 480
Fax : 91-033-2351-9755

Year of Establishment

The erstwhile Optics and Optoelectronics Division of the Department of Applied Physics was re-christened as the Department of Applied Optics and Photonics in 2005, to initiate and strengthen an integrated approach in the research and teaching in emerging areas like, imaging technology, optical Instrumentation including Astronomical Instrumentation, Photonics including laser engineering, fiber optics and integrated optics, computer-aided design of optical components and systems, diffractive optics, optical metrology and instrumentation, optical computing, image processing and pattern recognition, nano-photonics, marine photonics, bio-photonics, etc


Courses Offered


Programme

Level of Study

Cut-off Mark at entry

Intake Capacity

B.Tech in Optics & Optoelectronics
(3 years- 6 Semester)

U.G.

B.Sc. Honours in Physics / Electronic Science
(In order of merit)

20

M.Tech in Optics & Opto-electronics
(2 years- 4 semester)

P.G.

B. Tech / M.Sc. (Tech) in Optics & Optoelectronics, B.Tech in ET, M.Sc. in Physics (2 years)
(In order of merit)

10+5

Integrated M.Tech-PhD (Tech) in Astronomical Instrumentation

P.G
In collaboration with the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore

B.Tech/ M.Sc in Optics & Optoelctronics, Applied Physics, Radio Physics & Electronics and there equivalents

10
(admission through all India Examination and an interview

Ph.D. in Technology

Doctoral

B.Tech and M.Tech degree holders are eligible subject to Ph.D regulation

 Faculty Members

Name

Specialisation

Telephone No.

E-mail ID

Professors

Prof. A. K. Chakraborty

Polarization Optics and Optical image processing

2571-3853

 akc_000@rediffmail.com

Prof. A. K. Datta

Photonics, Optical  and Soft computing

2274-2478

asitdatta@gmail.com

Prof. A. Basuray

Optical fiber & waveguide, Laser physics, Non linear Optics

2413-8567

abasuray@rediffmail.com

Prof. L.N. Hazra

Applied Optics, Optical Design, Diffractive optics

2358-7302

lnhazra@sify.com

Prof. Ajay Ghosh

Polarization, Optical Instruments, Optical metrology, beam shaping

2417-3791

aghosh.cu@gmail.com
agaphy@caluniv.ac.in

Dr. S. K. Sarkar Optics & Optoelectronics Instrumentation, Optical system assessment, Photonic devices 2430-7593 samir_cu@rediffmail.com

Readers

Dr. K. Bhattacharyya

Polarization Optics, Birefringence analysis  

2549-7701

khattacharya@gmail.com
kbaphy@caluniv.ac.in

Lecturer

Dr. (Mrs.) Mina Ray

Digital Image Processing, Optical testing, Laser technology

26423070

mina_ray@rediffmail.com

Research Work

Thrust Areas

Optical and hybrid image processing, Imaging technology, Optimization techniques in lens design, Polarization optics, Fiber optics, Optical computing and pattern recognition, Nano-photonics,  Optical instrumentation, Optical metrology, Non-linear optical phenomenon, Diffractive optics, Marine photonics, Bio-photonics  etc.

For the promotion of research and training in specified areas the Department has MOU with
 (1) Central Scientific Instrument Organization (CSIR), Chandigarh,
(2) Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory  (DRDO), Kochi and
(3) Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore

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A Centre for Researches in Applied Photonics (C-RAP) has been established in 2002



 Research Projects undertaken by faculty members

Name of the Investigator

Title of the project

Duration

Amount Rs. in Lacs

Sponsoring Agency

Prof. A.K.Chakraborty

Development of optical and optoelectronic systems using polarization devices

1997-2000

 

4.00

 

AICTE

Prof. A. K. Datta

Development of application facilities in optoelctronics technology

1993-95

15.00

MHRD

Investigation on symbolic substitution rules for intelligent resolution in optical architecture

1992-96

2.63

UGC

Optical Computing

1997-2000

19.90

DST

Facilities for computer vision
and cognitive technology

1999-2001

11.00

AICTE

Performance improvement of Optical correlator using
soft computing techniques

2007-2009

24.89

DRDO(IRDE)

Prof. A. Basuray

Development of microprocessor based OTF measurement system

1983-87

6.7

DOE

Development of automatic GRIN lens characterisation technique

2000-2003

11.0

CSIR

Development of optical imaging system for furnacescope

1998-99

1.3

TISCO

Development of closed loop adaptive optics control algorithm using experimental data

1999-2001

6.5

AICTE

Modal analysis of ring laser

2001-03

15.0

ELOIRA, DRDO

Computer simulation of Ring resonator design

2004-06

16.8

RCI, DRDO

Prof. L. N. Hazra

Surface Relief Diffractive Optical Elements

 

 

DST

Design & Development of Zoom lens of remote viewing

 

 

DAE-BRNS

Global optimization of lens design

1999-2002

15.0

DST

Laser Beam shaping by Walsh Filtering

1999-2001

15.0

AICTE

Optical Design and Analysis of Multi-spectral NFOV Optical Channels for 1m Beam directing Telescope

2005-2008

10.0

DRDO

Prof. A. Ghosh

Studies on the performance of birefringent optical elements and their applications

 

1996-99

 

3.80

 

CSIR

Vector-wave imagery and image processing

1996-99

6.00

AICTE

Beam shaping using phase-only filter at fractional
Fourier transform plane

2001-03

11.95

DRDO

Studies on the performance of aberrated birefringent lens

2000-2004

9.00

CSIR

Dr. S. K. Sarkar

Studies on nonlinearities of organic dye in PVA matrix

2003-06

 

AICTE

DR. K. Bhattacharya

Birefringence characterization and optical phase measurements by common path(cyclic)interferometer using polarization phase

2007-10

10.0 appx.
(2,490,000 Yen)

MAST, Japan

 

Coordinated Research Projects for the department

Name of the Coordinator

Title of the project

Duration

Amount
 Rs. in Lacs

Sponsoring Agency

Prof. L. N. Hazra

PHOTONICS

2004-

37.00+

UGC-SAP-DRS

CENTRE FOR IMAGING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

2007-

100.00

UGC


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